Deezer has hired Dua Lipa to provide Sony with some much-needed live jam 360-degree real audio format. Those who subscribe to the lossless HiFi layer of music streaming can listen to a 28-track playlist that contains live performances captured using Sony’s spatial audio technology, which promises to emit sound from all directions.
In theory, this should make the 360-degree format ideal for concerts. According to Deezer, the end result makes you sound like you are hearing performers (including singers and band members) and crowds from different locations. In addition to Lipa, the performance list of “360 Sessions” also includes performances by Annie-Marie, Circa Waves, Fireboy Dml, Lolo Zouai and Barrie.
Finally, Sony’s spatial audio format is limited to 4,000 tracks, including albums and songs from artists such as Bob Dylan, Alicia Keys, Miles Davis, Britney Spears, Harry Styles, Outkast, Elvis and Doja Cat. You can find compatible tracks on Tidal, Amazon Music HD, Live music streaming service Nuggets Of course, there is also Deezer.
The playlist follows Sony’s dedicated 360 Reality Audio speaker for $700 SRS-RA5000, We think this is a full range of solid audio equipment, which can provide the promise of surround sound, but lacks some sense of punch in the bass part.
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